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Hereditary factors may be involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. A polymorphism in the hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) gene (HSLi6) is associated with obesity and diabetes, although it is unknown whether the polymorphism is functional and thereby influences lipolysis. We genotyped 355 apparently healthy nonobese male and female subjects for the(More)
In this study, we investigated the impact of pre- and posttransplantation sCD30 monitoring on early (<6 months) acute rejection (AR) risk and analyzed the effect of different immunosuppressive regimens on posttransplantation sCD30 levels in kidney recipients. Fifty patients receiving kidney allograft and 10 healthy donors were included in this retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND In proteinuric states increased cytokine production through endocytosis of filtered proteins by proximal tubule cells (PTCs) has been proposed as a major mechanism mediating tubulointerstitial injury and progressive kidney disease. We studied the effects of six different light chains (LCs) on the production of cytokines in cultured human PTCs. (More)
BACKGROUND The hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) catalyses the breakdown of adipose tissue triglycerides into free fatty acids. The objective of this study was to determine whether HSLi6 microsatellite allele 5 (A5) and/or homozygosity for this allele is associated with body fat in Swedes. DESIGN A large case-control study on gender-specific association for(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombophilia has been implicated in the development of avascular necrosis (AVN) in various diseases. We aimed to search for the relation of both prothrombin gene G20210A mutation and factor V G1691A (factor V Leiden) mutation with AVN among kidney transplant recipients. METHODS Nineteen patients with AVN and 38 control patients without AVN(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has commonly been substituted for azathioprine (AZA) in kidney transplantation and has been shown to have a greater effect on T cell function and also B cell function than AZA. Although immunoglobulin deficiency has been investigated in patients treated with protocols that include AZA, it has not extensively been studied in(More)
Kidney transplantation (KT) is the best available therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. Infectious complications are a common cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study, we evaluated the risk factors and outcomes of infectious complications in the first year after transplantation. This is a retrospective and observational study of kidney(More)
Although recurrence of amyloid A deposition in the allograft can be seen in patients with secondary amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), renal transplantation remains to be a choice of treatment for end-stage renal disease. The aim of this study was to determine short- and long-term results of renal transplantation in patients with FMF(More)
Renal involvement in patients with multiple myeloma complicates their treatment and shortens their life span. The main renal lesion is predominantly a tubulointerstitial disease characterized by fibrosis, frequently associated with light chain-containing casts. At present there is no effective treatment for kidney disease associated with multiple myeloma.(More)